Teaching principles

We do not believe in teaching steps or moves, we believe in teaching people to dance. That is why we focus our attention on the basics, the connection with the partner, the music, and the overall body awareness. Understanding these building blocks is what will set you apart on the dance floor!

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One form per couple. Sign up alone, we will match you with a partner

Join Us!


One form per couple. Sign up alone, we will match you with a partner

Join Us!

We teach in Amsterdam and in Amersfoort or anywhere else where you want us! Just invite us!

For more info on the classes in a specific city, check the city page. There you can find the schedule and the dates. Level descriptions vary for each city.


All our classes (except for The Blues Lab & Solo Jazz Performance Group) can be taken as DROP-INS. A drop-in costs EUR 15pp, paid in cash. After registering you can drop-in, you don’t need a confirmation.

Follow a course and get a discounted price! Most of our courses take 7 weeks and we have 5 blocks per year.

An ONLINE course is EUR 70pp.

IN PERSON COURSES  1 course EUR 85, 2 courses in the same block EUR 160. 3 courses in the same block EUR 235.
Student price: EUR 70

Swing Philosophy believes it’s very important that artists, venues & organisers earn a fair income, thus our scene becomes sustainable. That is why, for our classes & events, we charge the prices that are making it economically viable to pay everyone fairly.
Still, building an inclusive community is just as important for us! We want to support people in our community that don’t have the financial possibility to attend our classes & events. For those of you that have financial struggles we are setting up a ‘give what you can’ policy. Meaning that you can acces events & classes based on donating the money that you can miss.
If you want to make use of this policy, please fill in the form using the link below. Once we have received your details, we will issue a Solidarity Policy Card which you can show at the entrace of our events, and NO questions will be asked.


Please transfer the fee for your classes to NL50KNAB0414261852, beneficiary Swing Philosophy. Please always mention your full name (+ name of your partner if you are transferring also for them) & the name of the classes you are following.


PARTNERED CLASSES, after finishing a course, please talk to your teacher. Quite often it is useful to repeat a course, as most people don’t have prior dancing experience. If you do have such an experience, the teacher will notice and advise you appropriately. 

For SOLO JAZZ classes, it’s up to you when you are ready for the next challenge, so give it a try and see how it goes